Super Salad

Start every meal with a high-octane salad. Keep you refrigerator stocked with lots of low-starch veggies, including salad greens, that not only are nutrient powerhouses, dense in fiber and antioxidants, but low on the glycemic index.

A-list choices include escarole, spinach, parsley, watercress, arugula, asparagus, bamboo shoots, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, eggplant, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, okra, onions, pumpkin, scallions, snow peas, spaghetti squash, string or wax beans, Swiss chard, tomato, turnips, water chestnuts, and zucchini. This’ll also take the edge off your appetite so you can enjoy moderate amounts of the good stuff such as cheese, cream or butter with your meal.